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It demands that the Government of Raul Castro tried the direct perpetrators of the murder of Wilfredo Soto, Cuban dissident who died in early May. According to the Cuban internal opposition, his death was the result of a beating two days before police shot him. It is the twenty-fourth hunger strike carried out since the 1990s to raise various demands and protest to the Cuban regime. Cuban opponent Guillermo Farinas began a new hunger strike this Friday to demand justice for the death of Juan Wilfredo Soto, who died in early may according to dissent because of a police beating while the Government and relatives of the deceased have refused this end. In a telephone conversation from his home in Santa Clara (Center) Farinas confirmed that this Friday at noon began a hunger and thirst strike to demand that the Government of Raul Castro tried the direct perpetrators of the murder of Soto Garcia.

Coco Farinas also claims to the Cuban authorities that commit publicly to not hit as it is doing currently to opponents who celebrate public events. Death of Wilfredo Soto dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, 46 years old, fell on May 8 at a hospital in Santa Clara and according to opposition internal Cuban his death was the result of a beating that two days before the police shot him. The Government of the island, in an official note disclosed the next day of the death, he refused police aggression any against Soto Garcia, argues that this had health problems and died a multiorgan failure caused by acute pancreatitis and denounced a new defamation campaign orchestrated against the Cuban revolution. Official Cuban media offered in days of testimonies of the sister and other relatives of Soto rejecting that police had beaten Juan Wilfredo and criticizing that this version was an invention of the counter-revolutionary propaganda. Hunger strike nearly a month after the death of Soto, Farinas (48-year-old independent journalist and psychologist) has been declared again on hunger strike, the twenty-fourth performs since the 1990s to raise various demands and protests to the Cuban regime. His last fast, more than four months, was which took place February 24-July 8, 2010, to demand freedom for political prisoners after the death of Orlando Zapata because of a long fasting in jail to demand to be treated as a prisoner of conscience.

FARINAS spent most of this strike hospitalized in a unit of intensive therapy at a hospital in Santa Clara where he received medication and feed parenterally. The dissident said that sequels of that strike, left in particular into the subclavian vein thrombosis jugular and blamed the Cuban Government for any fatal outcome which may have the decision to undertake this protest. Also pointed out that Cuban dissidents prepares a dossier about the death of Wilfredo Soto to bring a complaint before international courts of human rights. The European Parliament honoured Guillermo Farinas to freedom of conscience that the dissident was unable to collect the Sakharov prize last year because Cuban authorities refused him permission to leave the country. Source of the news: Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas began a new hunger strike